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22. Silvia Lawson Johnston (Roigt) (LGB '58)

Posted By Alumni Office, mardi, 2 juin 2015

Silvia Lawson JohnstonA Place Like Home

> Founded 1990


1. What is your company’s product/service?
Developed with a vision to offer the perfect alternative to a hotel, A Place Like Home is a short term rentals boutique agency in Central London. The last 25 years, our company has been the special link connecting more than 23,000 people around the world with high quality properties in the heart of the English capital. We excel at matching guests to the right accommodation so they may experience a unique metropolitan lifestyle.

2. Where was it founded and where do you now have offices?
A Place Like Home was founded in 1990. Our offices are based in Central London.

3. Number of employees at peak (and now)?
17 at peak (and now).

4. What was the hardest thing about building the company?
Creating a global network of contacts.

5. Where do you see your company in three years?
We are currently working on the rebranding of A Place Like Home, mostly focused on its digital presence by reconstructing our website and boosting our digital marketing activities. We believe these efforts will reinforce our goal which is to help an even wider audience create lasting memories of London. What matters most to us are the experiences our clients take home with them.

6. Do any other Ecolint alumni work with you?

7. In what ways (if any!) did your Ecolint education help you in founding a company?
My Ecolint education was fundamental to the success of A Place Like Home, enabling me to understand and appreciate the diversity of different nationalities. Crafting communication strategies, developing diplomacy skills, speaking various languages as well as being able to discern clients’ individual needs have been the primary reasons for my business success.




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